# BECE 2010 Mathematics (Maths) Past Question Paper One

1

## Which of the following sets is well defined?

• A: {Man, Kofi, Red, 14}
• B: {Ink, Mango, Green, Nail}
• C: {Car, Road, Glass, Book}
• D: {Seth, Mary, Jacob, Evelyn}
2

## If set B is a subset of set A, then

• A: sets A and B have the same number of elements
• B: some members of set B can be found in set A
• C: no member of set B is in set A
• D: all the members of set B are in set A
3

• A: 3
• B: 6
• C: 240
• D: 720
4

## The sum of 5 and x divided by 4 is equal to 3.25. Find the value of x.

• A: 8
• B: 7
• C:$2\frac{1}{4}$
• D: $-3\frac{4}{13}$
5

• A: 35, 36
• B: 30, 31
• C: 40, 41
• D: 31, 41
6

## Write down all the integers in the set A = {-10, -4, 0, ¼, 2½, 45, 100}

• A: {-10, -4, 0, 45, 100}
• B: {-10, – 4}
• C: {0, 45,100}
• D: {¼, 2½}
7

• A: GH¢22.50
• B: GH¢23.50
• C: GH¢27.50
• D: GH¢50.00
8

• A: – 3
• B: – 7
• C: – 11
• D: – 35
9

## Arrange the following numbers from the lowest to the highest: 0.5, 3, -5, 0.

• A: 0, 0.5, -5, 3
• B: 0, -5, 0.5, 3
• C: -5, 0, 0.5, 3
• D: -5, 0.5, 0, 3
10

• A: 665½
• B: 115½
• C: 66
• D: 22
11

• A: 198.6
• B: 198.7
• C: 892.0
• D: 892.4
12

• A: 42
• B: 40
• C: 36
• D: 18
13

## It takes 6 students 1 hour to sweep their school compound. How long will it take 15 students to sweep the same compound?

• A: 24 minutes
• B: 12 minutes
• C: 3 hours
• D: 2 hours
14

• A: 15.0%
• B: 10.0%
• C: 7.5%
• D: 5.0%
15

• A: 20.0%
• B: 10.0%
• C: 5.0%
• D: 2.5%
16

## Simplify: $(8x^{2}y^{3})(\frac{3}{8}xy^{4})$

• A: $3x^{3}y^{7}$
• B: $3x^{2}y^{7}$
• C: $3x^{3}y^{4}$
• D: $3x^{}y^{}$
17

• A: 39
• B: 48
• C: 51
• D: 54
18

## A pie chart is to be drawn from the data in the following table:

 Cassava 20% Yam 17% Plantain 28% Maize 35%

What will be the value of the angle of the sector for maize?

• A: 126.0°
• B: 100.8°
• C: 72.0°
• D: 61.2°
19

## Eighteen cards are numbered from 11 to 29. If one card is chosen at random, what is the probability that it contains the digit 2?

• A: $\frac{3}{9}$
• B: $\frac{5}{18}$
• C: $\frac{5}{9}$
• D: $\frac{11}{19}$
20

• A: 24
• B: 20
• C: 19
• D: 16
21

## Factorize: xy + 5x + 2y + 10

• A: (x + 5)(2y + 10)
• B: (x + 2)(y + 10)
• C: (x + 5)(y + 2)
• D: (x + 2)(y + 5)
22

• A: {2,3,4}
• B: {2,3}
• C: {3,4}
• D: {4,5}
23

• A: x ≥ 2
• B: x ≤ 4
• C: x ≥ 4
• D: x ≤ 2
24

• A: x→4x-3
• B: x→3-4x
• C: x→4x+3
• D: x→4x+5
25

• A: 32 π cm
• B: 16 π cm
• C: 8 π cm
• D: 4 π cm
26

• A: Circle
• B: Rectangle
• C: Square
• D: Triangle
27

• A: 4
• B: 3
• C: 2
• D: 1
28

• A: 120
• B: 60
• C: 30
• D: 15
29

• A: 3
• B: 4
• C: 5
• D: 6
30

• A: 68°
• B: 56°
• C: 46°
• D: 44°
31

## XYZ is a right-angled triangle with length of sides as shown. Which of the following equations gives the value of z2?

• A: z2 = (x2 + y2)
• B: z2 = (x – y)
• C: z2 = (y2 – x2)
• D: z2 = (x2 – y2)
32

• A: 2.5%
• B: 7.5%
• C: 11.7%
• D: 12.5%
33

## The point (4,5) is translated to the point (3,1). What is the translation vector?

• A:$\left(\begin{array}{c}-1\\&space;4\end{array}\right)$
• B:$\left(\begin{array}{c}1\\&space;4\end{array}\right)$
• C: $\left(\begin{array}{c}1\\&space;-4\end{array}\right)$
• D: $\left(\begin{array}{c}-1\\&space;-4\end{array}\right)$
34

• A: TS
• B: TR
• C: QR
• D: SR
35

• A: 20 cm
• B: 5 cm
• C: 4 cm
• D: 3 cm
36

## Express 4037 in standard form

• A: 4.037 × 10-4
• B: 4.037 × 10-3
• C: 4.037 × 103
• D: 4.037 × 104
37

• A: 30°
• B: 45°
• C: 60°
• D: 75°
38

• A: -2
• B: – ½
• C: ½
• D: 2
39

• A: 340°
• B: 220°
• C: 140°
• D: 50°
40

• A: 3 : 2
• B: 1 : 3
• C: 2 : 3
• D: 2 : 1

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